Tag: Bill Brady

Pat Quinn and Bill Brady on the issues

Pat Quinn and Bill Brady on the issues
The Chicago Tribune’s editorial board asked Pat Quinn and Bill Brady certain questions pertaining to the most pressing issues facing our state.  You can find all the questions and answers (including the answers of Independent Party candidate, Scott Lee Cohen, Green Party candidate Rich Whitney, and Libertarian candidate, Lex Green) here: http://elections.chicagotribune.com/race/governor/ Please read and... Read more »

Should Bill Brady be Illinois' Next Governor?

Should Bill Brady be Illinois' Next Governor?
The short answer to the question of whether should Bill Brady be Illinois’ next governor is: absolutely not. But, Bill Brady might win because he might be better than our current governor, Pat Quinn. It still amazes me that the 5th largest state by population cannot find two better candidates to lead the state. In... Read more »

Why are Illinois employees not being paid? Email Gov. Pat Quinn for an answer

Why are Illinois employees not being paid?  Email Gov. Pat Quinn for an answer
Hundreds of state employees and employees of state contractors either are not being paid or have not been paid for time they have already worked. That’s right- people who work for the state have not been paid by the state. I know this is true, because my wife- employed by a state contractor- is still... Read more »
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Rich Whitney for Governor: A good reason to consider giving him your vote

Rich Whitney for Governor:  A good reason to consider giving him your vote
Over the last six months, I have written about my frustration over Pat Quinn and Bill Brady.  I am frustrated that these flawed politicians are the two candidates we have to choose from to save our state from its precarious financial situation.  One candidate, Pat Quinn, has made a bad fiscal situation worse over the last 19 months; while the other,... Read more »

Rich Whitney: Green Party Candidate for Governor of Illinois

For months I have cried myself asleep debating the merits of voting for Bill Brady or Pat Quinn. We now have 26 days until the election and I’m still crying myself to sleep. Bill Brady’s extremism on social issues frightens me- or at least is completely opposite from my political viewpoint. And Pat Quinn, although... Read more »

Illinois Election 2010: Your Guide to Statewide Candidates

Illinois Election 2010: Your Guide to Statewide Candidates
We are 33 days away from the election– November 2, 2010. Provided below is the slate of candidates for statewide office. I have also provided the most recent polls for the Senate and Gubernatorial elections: U.S. Senate: Alexi Giannoulias (D) Mark Kirk (R) Randy Stufflebeam (Constitution) LeAlan Jones (Green) Michael Labno (Libertarian) Carl Officer (Practical)  ... Read more »
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Is Pat Quinn dragging down Illinois democrats?

Is Pat Quinn dragging down Illinois democrats?
Last night, the 48th Ward Democratic steering committee hosted an event allowing democratic candidates an opportunity to speak to the voters. I got sick and left. My illness started immediately after a Pat Quinn senior staff member spoke about the virtues of Governor Quinn. The speakers before the governor’s senior staff member spoke were all... Read more »

Rudy Giuliani in town with Mark Kirk

Rudy Giuliani in town with Mark Kirk
Look out for Rudy Giuliani, as he’s in town today.  This morning, he’s in Bloomington campaigning for Republican candidate for governor, Bill Brady.  Giuliani will come to Chicago later today for a forum on gang violence with Mark Kirk.   He and Kirk are calling for $20 million for a national anti-gang task force (which doesn’t... Read more »

Illinois Governor's Race: Who sucks less?

Illinois Governor's Race: Who sucks less?
  Let’s start with the good news. The people of the state of Illinois have the opportunity to elect a new governor in 69 days.  The bad news: the choice is between Bill Brady and Pat Quinn. During various conversations with my wife, I explained the reason I was toying with the idea of voting... Read more »
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Outed: A socially moderate Republican

Outed: A socially moderate Republican
Who said:  All Illinois families deserve equal treatment and equal access to benefits. Illinois’ LGBT families face discrimination due to state marriage laws that fail to recognize same-sex marriage. Our parenting laws also make things difficult for LGBT parents by failing to provide the same protections afforded to heterosexual couples. These policies harm families and... Read more »